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AB 1963 (Atkins) Redevelopment Dissolution Clean-up Bill Signed by Governor

July 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown took action on a number of bills during the Legislature’s summer recess, including signing AB 1963 (Atkins).

2014 Ballot Measure Recap: League Board Approves Positions for Rainy Day Reserve Fund, MICRA Initiatives

July 30, 2014
The League of California Cities board of directors recently met and approved position recommendations from the League’s policy committees on Proposition 44, the Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act and Prop. 46, the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act.

Strategic Growth Council Hosts AHSC Workshops; League Schedules Feedback Webinar

July 30, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) will hold three workshops in August to gather public input to inform guideline development for the SGC Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.

Pension Reform Session Added to League Municipal Finance Conference in December

July 30, 2014
An exciting session has been added to the League’s 2014 Municipal Finance Institute, Dec. 3-4 in Monterey.

End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Aug. 28

July 25, 2014
The Legislature finishes its 2013-14 session on Aug. 31 and then Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 sign or veto all bills.

DOF Releases FY 2014-15 Suspended State Mandates

July 25, 2014
The Department of Finance (DOF) recently released a list of 60 state mandates suspended in the FY 2014-15 Budget Act. California law requires the state reimburse local agencies for costs deriving from legislation mandating new government programs or higher levels of service.

Attendees Have Even More to Look Forward to at This Year’s Annual Conference

July 25, 2014
The League of California Cities’ Annual Conference & Expo is almost a month away.

There is Still Time to Submit Speakers and Session Topics for 2015 Planning Commissioner Academy

July 25, 2014
The League of California Cities is continuing the search for speakers and session topics for the 2015 Planning Commissioner Academy, which will be held March 4-6 in Newport Beach.

Final Chance to Submit Session, Speakers Ideas for 2015 Public Works Officers Institute

July 25, 2014
Monday, July 28 is the last day to submit ideas for speakers and session topics for the 2015 Public Works Officers Institute (PWOI).

CalPERS Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Regulation for Pensionable Compensation

July 25, 2014
The Board of Administration of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is holding a public hearing regarding the proposed regulation for pensionable compensation on Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at CalPERS’ Lincoln Plaza North Auditorium, 400 P Street in Sacramento.

State Grants Available to Fight Gangs

July 25, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP).

California City Solutions: From Abandoned Home to American Dream, Indio Improves Neighborhoods with NSP Funds

July 25, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Upcoming Hearings, Conferences and Workshops Calendar

July 25, 2014
Upcoming hearings, conferences and workshops of interest to city officials.

New State Water Board Regulations Aimed at Water-Wasters

July 18, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January calling on Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent.

Cities Encouraged to Take Action on 2014 Annual Conference Resolution

July 18, 2014
As part of the League’s Annual Conference & Expo members will consider one resolution that was submitted regarding illegal marijuana grow sites.

Federal Update: House Acts on Highway Trust Fund and Internet Tax Freedom Act; Senate Introduces Combined Internet Tax Freedom Extension and Marketplace Fairness Act

July 18, 2014
The League has been monitoring several federal issues and provides member updates as they become available.

Human Resources and Fire Chief Tracks Offered at the League of California Cities Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
The League’s 2014 Annual Conference & Expo, Sept. 3-5, in Los Angeles will feature both a Human Resources track as well as a Fire Chiefs track.

2014 Cities for Workforce Health Program Grants Available

July 18, 2014
The League of California Cites’ League Partner program invites members to apply for the 2014 Cities for Workforce Health program grants.

California City Solutions: Richmond Creates Model to Reduce Gun Violence through Cooperative Participation

July 18, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Strategic Growth Council Announces Timeline for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

July 14, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) met on July 10 to for a briefing and initial public comment on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.
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